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American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology (AOBA)

Earn a certification and enhance your professional credibility. Being certified by the AOBA confirms to employers that you possess the knowledge in the practice of anesthesiology and other related subspecialties.


Clinical Exam Application requirement changes:

The application requirements below for the clinical exam were approved by the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) November 2016. These new requirements are for all first time applicants applying for the clinical examination after November 6, 2016. 

  • A completed application
  •  Examination Fee
  •  Successfully passed the AOBA written and oral examination
  •  Completion of one (1) year of clinical practice
  •  Evidence to verify AOA/ACGME approval candidate’s residency, verification must include:
    •  Osteopathic DO Residents: A copy of the hospital resident certificate and statement from the COPT that the program has been approved as being complete.
    • Allopathic DO Residents: A copy of the AOA BOT letter granting approval of the program as complete
  •  A list of anesthetic procedures within a three (3) month period prior to the submission of the candidate's application.   Supervised cases of CRNA’s or SRNA’s are NOT acceptable as part of the chart review at the time of the candidate’s Clinical Examination. 


Updated Policies and Procedures:

Please review the updated Policies and Procedures of the AOBA.  A complete copy of the Policies and Procedures can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. You must have the latest version of Adobe reader to view this document.


This document was approved by the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists November 2016. This supersedes any other copies of this document.


Residents --- Did you know you can start your path to AOBA Board Certification while still in residency?


Need to take an Exam?  Register Today – Deadlines Are Approaching!!!

We are pleased to announce that the Primary Anesthesiology Written Exam will now be offered at PearsonVUE testing centers across the U.S. August 14 through August 20, 2017. (Candidates will be able to sign up for any date, time, and location available during this time frame.)  


Application Period Opens: January 1, 2017

Initial Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

*Final Application Deadline: May 15, 2017



The application period for the 2017 Oral Examination is open.  This exam is being held in conjunction with AOCA Annual Conference in Miami, FL – September 9, 2017


Application Period Opens: March 1, 2017

Initial Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

*Final Application Deadline: July 15, 2017


For additional information on the 2017 examination schedule visit the AOBA website.

*Late Fees will be imposed after the initial application deadline through the final application deadline. All application fees including applicable late fees must be paid in full, in addition to all required documentation, for your application to be reviewed for eligibility to sit for all examinations.


Volunteer Opportunities

We are searching for AOBA primary certified anesthesiologists to join our Exam Writing Committee. If you’re interested click here for more information.


Become an AOBA Oral Examiner!

We are recruiting certified anesthesiology and anesthesiology subspecialist physicians to participate in the administration of the 2017 oral board exams in Miami, FL.  Show yourself as a “cut above” by committing to the future of osteopathic anesthesiology – you’ll earn CME, contribute to your own lifelong learning, and become part of a great group of anesthesiology leaders!  For more information email the AOBA at

Questions? For additional information please contact AOBA:


Tel: 800.621.1773 x8279

Fax: 312.202.8399


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